Good, thought provoking article.
A Portrait of the Bully
by Barbara Baptiste
A bully is a person who is cruel or threatening to another, usually to a smaller or weaker person. The practice of bullying is characterized by an imbalance of wielded power. There are three main forms which the ugly practice of bullying can take: Emotional, verbal, and physical—individually or collectively. There are bullies found in all walks of life and at all ages, but it is very common among school-age children and college students. The unfair, derisive tactics are never done in the open because the underlying intent is for manipulation, coercion, and power. Just the word bully invokes a negative connotation.
Too often, bullying is viewed with the age old sticks-and-stones mentality that was not true then, and certainly does not hold true in today’s world. While policies and preventive methods can be in place, it is of utmost…
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